Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.07 - Conditions Affecting Cerebrovascular Function

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) With respect to conditions affecting cerebrovascular function, the review boards when making recommendations, and the department when taking licensing action, may consider disorders including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Cerebro vascular accident.
(b) Transient ischemic attacks.
(c) Carotid artery occlusion.
(d) Aneurysm.
(e) Brain or head injury.
(2) The department may require information on a person's functional ability including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Hypertension.
(b) Residual motor control effects, such as limb paralysis.
(c) Memory loss.
(d) Impaired reasoning and judgment.
(e) Disorientation.
(f) Visual disturbances.
(g) Altered consciousness.
(h) Compensatory mechanisms.
(i) Medication effects and side effects.
(j) Diagnostic procedures.
(3)
(a) Licensing standards. No operator's license may be issued to, renewed by, or held by a person who does not meet the applicable medical review standards for conditions affecting cerebrovascular function of this subsection.
(b) Medical standards for operator licenses. A person who applies for, renews, or holds an operator's license shall meet all of the following cerebrovascular function criteria:
1. There is no motor deficit preventing safe driving.
2. There is no impairment of reasoning or judgment preventing safe operation of a vehicle, as assessed by a physician.
3. The person's diastolic blood pressure is less than 120 millimeters of mercury, with or without medication, based on a reading within 90 days preceding application.
4. There are no medications interfering with the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Author: Lieutenant F. A. Bingham

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.07
New Rule: Filed March 12, 1996; effective April 16, 1996.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง32 2 9, 32 6 13, as amended.

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